• Oliver Graham-Grisard

    ★★½ Watched by Oliver Graham-Grisard 22 May, 2015

    Remind me so much of Godzilla and King Kong. The only really good thing about it is that the creature effects are done by the amazing Ray Harryhausen, Yes I can see that back in 1957 this was probably an amazing film but like I said Godzilla and King Kong make feel the wonder and excitement more.

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  • JC Shaffer

    ★★★½ Watched by JC Shaffer 18 Apr, 2015

    Sci-Fi Spectacular 2015. Harryhausen's effects are a lot of fun, but this definitely has the plot of a movie written so he could take a vacation in Rome. The monster escapes, gets cornered, kills someone, escapes, they give chase. Repeat as necessary. But the *very* dated romance of the two leads does make for some pretty funny good-bad cinema.

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  • Daniel Lackey

    ★★★ Rewatched by Daniel Lackey 18 Apr, 2015

    A delightful little creature-feature with stop-motion work by Ray Harryhausen. As with most Harryhausen films, the monster (properly known as the Ymir, although never referred to as such in the movie) has as much if not more personality than the human cast. He's actually kind of cute after he first hatches, and Harryhausen and his team do a great job of communicating that the little guy is, above all, terrified.

    It's very creaky by today's standards--check out that overcooked performance by that kid--but if you can get into its headspace, you're in for a treat.

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  • drfulci

    ★★★ Rewatched by drfulci 18 Apr, 2015

    Got to see this on the big screen...a must any time you have the chance to see a Harryhausen title on the big screen. Lot of fun.

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  • maskull

    ★★★½ Watched by maskull 18 Apr, 2015

    I felt pretty bad for the creature. Taken 20 Million Miles from it's home planet, involved in a crash landing, caged, attacked by a dog, poked with a stick, stabbed with a pitchfork, shot at, chased, netted, electrocuted, chained up, blasted by flame throwers and bazookas and then picked on by a meanie elephant! All he wanted was a nice sulfur snack and a nice day at the Colosseum!

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  • Cogerson

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Cogerson 11 Apr, 2015

    I had seen this classic science fiction movie before....but this time I watched the movie in color. In this one...an American space ship traveling back from the planet Venus....has to crash land in the ocean off the coast of Sicily. The ship has two survivors...the commander of the mission and a Venus bi-ped native.

    Yes the movie is silly. Yes the special effects pale in comparison to today's. Yes the acting is sometimes groaningly bad.....but this movie still works all…

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  • Benjamin S.

    ★★★ Watched by Benjamin S. 22 Jan, 2015

    Rote giant monster story, but the effects felt engaging even today.

    Cool shots of flamethrowers blazing through the air and toasting the creature. Also, a pretty fun scene of the monster wrestling an elephant.

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  • Jimmy Jones

    ★★★ Added by Jimmy Jones

    Harryhausen steals the show (as usual) in this nifty stop-motion film about a strange creature brought back from Venus that gets just a little bit out of control. You definitely feel it ripping off of King Kong (bluntly) and some other preceding monster films, but the creature has a bit of a life and interests of its own. In spite of the main character and his sweet little romance with his scientist girlfriend, the alien is the only 3-dimensional being…

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  • MrSneakyMan

    ★★★½ Rewatched by MrSneakyMan 10 Jan, 2015

    Has science gone too far?

    I'd say that by the time they need to wheel out howitzers and Sherman tanks to shoot at a 30-foot tall reptilian beast that is standing on top of the Roman Coliseum that... yes science has indeed gone too far.

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  • Jeffrey Allen

    ★★★★★ Added by Jeffrey Allen

    This is what it is all about!!!!!! A great creature brought back from the planet Venus to terrorize earth!!!!!!

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  • Patrick

    ★★★ Watched by Patrick 29 Oct, 2014

    A classic for a reason

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  • MARTIN BRADLEY

    ★★½ Rewatched by MARTIN BRADLEY 01 Oct, 2014

    The monster in 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH may be just another big hunk of rubber dinosaur and setting it in Italy only allows for a lot of B-Movie actors, including the obligatory 'cute kid' to strut their stuff with funny. not-very-Italian sounding voices but otherwise Nathan Juran's movie displays some imagination and is a lot of fun, particularly when the creature goes on the rampage through Rome flattening monuments that have been around for a few thousand years, (beating pesky old San-Francisco or Tokyo any day), that alone earns it some kind of cult status.

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